CrucialCT275MX300SSD1
SamsungMZ-75E250B

Controller: Marvell 88SS1074. Flash Memory: Micron 3D TLC.

Controller: Samsung Dual Core MGX. Memory: Samsung 40nm TLC V-NAND

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 188,336 user samples
7,246 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% 42GB free
Worst Bench: 47% 187GB free
Poor: 47% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 360th / 860
181,090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 116% 99GB free
Worst Bench: 72% 33GB free
Poor: 72% Great: 116%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 860
Effective Speed
Effective SSD Speed
68 % -41% 95.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+41%
Read
Avg. Sequential Read Speed
464 MB/s -8% 499 MB/s Slightly faster read speed.
+8%
Write
Avg. Sequential Write Speed
299 MB/s -32% 396 MB/s Much faster write speed.
+32%
4K Read
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed
22.4 MB/s -73% 38.8 MB/s Much faster random read.
+73%
4K Write
Avg. 4K Random Write Speed
58.1 MB/s -37% 79.6 MB/s Much faster random write.
+37%
Mixed
Avg. Sequential Mixed IO Speed
306 MB/s -30% 397 MB/s Faster mixed IO speed.
+30%
4K Mixed
Avg. 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
16.5 MB/s -102% 33.3 MB/s Hugely faster random mixed IO.
+102%
Read
Peak Sequential Read Speed
485 MB/s -7% 517 MB/s Slightly faster peak read speed.
+7%
Write
Peak Sequential Write Speed
339 MB/s -23% 417 MB/s Faster peak write speed.
+23%
4K Read
Peak 4K Random Read Speed
27.7 MB/s -71% 47.5 MB/s Much faster peak random read.
+71%
4K Write
Peak 4K Random Write Speed
81.7 MB/s -33% 109 MB/s Much faster peak random write.
+33%
Mixed
Peak Sequential Mixed IO Speed
339 MB/s -24% 422 MB/s Faster peak mixed IO speed.
+24%
4K Mixed
Peak 4K Random Mixed IO Speed
24.2 MB/s -99% 48.2 MB/s Hugely faster peak random mixed IO.
+99%
Market Share
Based on 4,120,634 SSDs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.98 % -838% 9.19 % Hugely higher market share.
+838%
Value
Value For Money
74.7 % -25% 93.5 % Better value.
+25%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % -86% 121 % Hugely more popular.
+86%
Price
Price (score)
$92 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$98 -6%
Age
Newest
16 Months Much more recent.
+53%
34 Months -53%
DQ Read
Peak 4K-64Thread Read Speed
229 MB/s -66% 379 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue read.
+66%
DQ Write
Peak 4K-64Thread Write Speed
218 MB/s -30% 284 MB/s Much faster peak deep queue write.
+30%
AS-SSD Total
AS-SSD Total Score
798 Pts -47% 1,171 Pts Much stronger server IO.
+47%
DQ Mixed
Peak 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
40.3 MB/s -193% 118 MB/s Hugely faster peak deep queue mixed IO.
+193%
ADQ Read
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed
128 MB/s -51% 193 MB/s Much faster deep queue read.
+51%
ADQ Write
Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed
134 MB/s -40% 188 MB/s Much faster deep queue write.
+40%
ADQ Mixed
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed
24.1 MB/s -173% 65.8 MB/s Hugely faster deep queue mixed IO.
+173%
Capacity
Capacity
275GB 250GB
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The 275GB Crucial MX300 supersedes the MX200. Unlike its predecessor, the MX300 is TLC based and therefore suffers from weak write speeds in comparison to MLC drives. The MX300 utilises a sophisticated algorithm to enable fast burst write speeds provided that there is sufficient free space on the disk but as the drive fills up write performance drops to the relatively poor levels seen on other TLC drives (similar to mechanical drives). At current prices (70 USD) the MX300 competes well with other low end drives such as the OCZ Trion, Adata SP550 and Samsung 750 EVO. As stocks build the MX300 is likely to see further price cuts, so it could become a very interesting value proposition. See the current value leaders here[Sep '16 SSDrivePro]

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The 250GB Samsung 850 Evo has a similar architecture to its hugely successful predecessor, the 840 Evo. Both drives are TLC based but the 850 uses 3D V-NAND as opposed to regular NAND. Both drives also feature a Turbowrite cache (TWC) which buffers up to 3GB of writes. The TWC enables high burst write speeds but when the cache exhausts write speeds drop to 300 MB/s. Comparing the 850 and 840 Evos shows that effective speed, has improved by 11% and the warranty has been extended from three to five years but prices are also up by 11%. The 850 Evo does put in superb benchmarks (second only to the 850 Pro) but these are only valid within the TWC. At current price levels the 850 Evo struggles to compete with the value leaders[Dec '14 SSDrivePro]

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Solid State Drive Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2017 SSD Rankings.

Welcome to our consumer SSD comparison. We calculate effective speed based on real world performance then adjust by cost per GB to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always tell the whole picture so we check them against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top SSDs. Share your opinion by voting. [SSDrivePro]

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